Pacifidlog Jam (Japanese: 混戦、混乱！ポケモンコンテスト・キナギ大会！（後編） Disorderly Melee! Pokémon Contest - Kinagi Convention! (Part Two)) is the 116th episode of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, and the 390th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on February 24, 2005, in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2006 and in the United States on April 8, 2006.
The second round of the Pacifidlog Contest begins! Erica and her Jynx face a suspiciously familiar team—the Jester and Meowth. Meowth is afraid of Jynx, so the Jester orders him to use Transform. Meowth disguises himself as a Sunflora, then a Kirlia, and finally a Wailord, but the scam is uncovered. The Jester reveals herself as Jessie and Team Rocket tries to snatch Jynx, but its Hyper Beam puts a stop to that!
Erica jealously watches Joshua and Houndoom battle May and Skitty. The winner depends on which attack is stronger: Houndoom's Flamethrower or Skitty's Blizzard! They're well-matched, but Houndoom finally stumbles. With time up, May is ahead of Joshua in the points.
On the final contest stage, Erica realizes May and Joshua both gave it their best. That matters more than petty jealousy, so Erica apologizes and shakes May's hand. Once their battle starts, Skitty has a hard time with Jynx's attacks so May decides to use Assist again and again, with mixed results... and she's running out of time! But Skitty's Assist finally comes up with Fire Spin, an attack that Jynx is weak against, giving May the advantage she needs to win!
Afterward, Erica and Joshua promise to keep training separately so they can become great rivals as well as great partners. May and her friends say goodbye, then it's off to the Grand Festival and the Hoenn League!
The second round of the Pacifidlog Town Pokémon Contest is about to get underway, and Ash is outside the Contest Hall training his Snorunt to use Ice Beam. It succeeds, but gets a bit carried away. The second round begins with Erica and her Jynx up against The Jester and Meowth. The match begins with Jynx using Lovely Kiss. Meowth dodges and uses Fury Swipes, but Jynx appears to have a crush on Meowth, and Meowth responds by running in fear. Jynx gets ready to finish the battle with a Hyper Beam, but Meowth takes everyone by complete surprise by using Transform and turning into Sunflora, though it is a fake move devised by a disguised James before the match.
As a fake Sunflora, Meowth uses Razor Leaf by throwing a handful of leaves at Jynx. Jynx counters this with Blizzard. Getting worried, The Jester tells Meowth to use Transform again. This time it becomes a fake Kirlia. Jynx tries another Lovely Kiss. Meowth attempts to dodge and use a fake Double Team, but trips and accidentally dodges the attack anyway. Brock, Max, and the Contest Judges start to think that something strange is going on.
Even more worried, The Jester tells Meowth to use Transform again. In response Meowth somehow manages to pull out a full-sized Wailord costume. Erica notes that a Wailord would have a really hard time without water to swim in, so she has Jynx use Psychic. Meowth starts to get scared, and accidentally scratches a hole in the Wailord costume. This causes the costume to fly around the room as air escapes from the costume. That's when everyone realizes that they have been tricked, and the judges rule that the performance is illegal and The Jester is disqualified.
The trio respond by revealing their true identities as Jessie and James, shocking May, Joshua, and Ash. Vivian tells Jessie and James that they don’t belong in the contest, which in response they perform their motto. As Team Rocket launch a net at Jynx, it easily counters with Psychic, trapping Team Rocket in their own net. Angry at Team Rocket, Erica has Jynx send them blasting off again with a Hyper Beam. Afterwards, Ash returns into the Contest Hall to join Brock and Max. The latter two wonder that Erica is tough.
The second match of the round is May and her Skitty versus Joshua and his Houndoom. Houndoom opens with Swift, but Skitty dodges and uses Tackle. Skitty attempts to follow that up with a Double Slap, but Houndoom dodges and uses Shadow Ball. Skitty recovers and uses Blizzard, which Houndoom successfully counters with Flamethrower. Houndoom uses another Swift, and Skitty counters with Assist, producing a Razor Leaf that cancels out Swift, then follows it up with Tackle. Skitty tries another Double Slap, but Houndoom counters with Shadow Ball again. Houndoom uses Flamethrower again, with Skitty trying its Blizzard again to counter. The two moves are equally matched against each other for over thirty seconds, before the moves cause an explosion that knock Houndoom over, which is all May needs to win the match.
Next the final round begins with May and Skitty versus Erica and Jynx. Skitty opens with Tackle, which Jynx counters with Psychic and follows up with Lovely Kiss. Jynx then attempts to end the match with Blizzard, but Skitty is able to get back up. Skitty uses Assist and produces a String Shot that traps Jynx. Skitty uses Assist and gets another Razor Leaf, but it only succeeds in freeing Jynx from the String Shot. Jynx again uses Psychic and tries to use Blizzard while Skitty is trapped, but Skitty counters with Assist, but it produces String Shot which is useless against the Blizzard. With yet another Assist, Skitty produces a Vine Whip which Jynx counters with Psychic. May continues to have faith in Assist and has Skitty use it again, which this time creates a powerful Petal Dance. With one last Assist, Skitty manages to create a Fire Spin attack, which Jynx counters with Hyper Beam, but it fails and Jynx takes a direct hit from the Fire Spin. Skitty ends the battle with Tackle, and May is declared the winner. Then the Chief of the Pokémon Activities Committee, Raoul Contesta, presents May the Pacifidlog Ribbon, her fifth overall. With five Contest Ribbons under her belt, May now qualifies for the Grand Festival, and she looks forward to competing for the title of Top Coordinator.
- May wins the Pacifidlog Contest and earns her fifth Ribbon, securing her a place in the Hoenn Grand Festival.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline.
- Nurse Joy
- Vivian Meridian
- Raoul Contesta
- Mr. Sukizo
Pokémon Trainer's Choice: Salamence
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Wobbuffet (Jessie's)
- Chimecho (James's)
- Snorunt (Ash's)
- Skitty (May's)
- Jynx (Erica's)
- Houndoom (Joshua's)
- A part of Jessie and Erica's battle somewhat mimics May's appeal during the previous episode. Meowth, as a Sunflora, "used" Razor Leaf, which was frozen by Erica's Jynx's Blizzard. During May's Appeal, she asked her Skitty to use Assist, which turned into Razor Leaf. She then asked it to use Blizzard to freeze the leaves.
- This is already the fourth time when Meowth is dressed as a Sunflora.
- This is also the second time Meowth dresses up as a Kirlia, the previous time being in Do I Hear a Ralts?.
- While Salamence is correct in the Pokémon Trainer's Choice segment, Graveler is also technically strong against its own type, due to Ground-type moves being good against Rock types.
- For reasons unknown, this episode, along with the previous two episodes, were delayed and ultimately aired out of place in the United States. All three episodes aired between At the End of the Fray and The Scheme Team.
- Challenger!! is used as background music for this episode, when May and Erica have their Contest battle.
- During May and Erica's battle, the camera zooms out from the scoreboard several times to reveal a bit of the clock that shows less than 0:40 (and more than 0:20) every time starting from very beginning of the battle.
- After the first successful attack from Jynx at the beginning of May and Erica's battle, her health bar is not full, even though Jynx had not received any damage at the moment.
- When the camera is panning up on the Kirlia Meowth, the extra straight paper is not shown, yet it is shown before and after this shot.
- At the very end, when they are waving goodbye, May and Max switch spots.
- May commands Skitty to dodge a Swift, which is successful, despite Swift always being a definite hit. In other words, it can never be evaded.
- Joshua's Houndoom hits May's Skitty with Shadow Ball. However, Skitty is a Normal-type and it should be unaffected by Ghost-type moves.
- The announcer says that May "starts the battle" with Skitty's Blizzard, even though the battle had been going for a while before that.
- When Joshua's Houndoom uses its attacks, it says its Japanese name every time, like the previous episode.
Pokémon Trainer's Choice
In other languages
|French||Concours et jalousie (2/2)|
|German||Alles oder nichts!|
|Hebrew||מרקחת פסיפידלוג merkakhat Pacifidlog|
|Hindi||May की आखरी रिबन May ki aakhri Ribbon*|
|Italian||Una Gara al cardiopalmo|
|Korean||대접전! 포켓몬 콘테스트 황금대회! <제2부>|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Estrago em Pacifidlog|
|Russian||Победы и поражения|
|Spanish||Latin America||Un lío en Pacifidlog|
|Spain||¡Apuros en Oromar!|
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